The Trusted Doctor rejects the reigning view that medical ethics is nothing more than the application of everyday ethics to dilemmas that arise in today's medical practice. Instead, it presents a new theory of medical ethics that is actually in line with the codes of ethics and professional oaths proclaimed by physicians around the world.
From the bestselling author of Dear Life, Breathtaking is a compassionate, heartbreaking and compelling account of an NHS doctor in the midst of the greatest public health crisis in living memory. With a new introduction from Michael Rosen
Nursing Law and Ethics explores a variety of key legal and ethical issues in nursing practice using a thought-provoking and holistic approach. It addresses both what the law requires and what is right, and explores whether these two are always the same.
Scientists may soon reprogramme a human egg or sperm cell, make a change in the genetic instructions carried by that cell, a change that can be passed on down into eternity. The author asks should this happen? He argues that genetic engineering and the technologies that lie beyond it can launch us free of our past, of our humanity, of meaning.
Focussing on an ethic of care, this edition: addresses many of the pressing issues in nursing; emphasises the importance of relationships in health care; examines the process of decision making; uses a four-questions model for ethical decision making; and considers the international dimensions of nursing ethics.